San Antonio Botanical Garden Welcome Center

Growing a Garden for New Generations

The San Antonio Botanical Garden has long been a place that connects people with the plant world and demonstrates the importance of plants in our lives. In the first phase of the Garden’s improvement project, a new entry was developed, including a Welcome & Discovery Center. These new structures and associated gardens reposition the facility as a regionally significant destination that promotes environmental stewardship and a strong educational message. The design exemplifies the seamless integration between structure and landscape and blurs conventional boundaries.

San Antonio Botanical Garden Event Center

Phase II

The second phase of the Garden’s improvement project weaves a new Event Center & Event Lawn into the existing campus. Sited between three distinct landscape zones, the Event Center opens to the landscape through large windows of operable glass walls. The multi-use space makes possible an array of configurations under its soaring ceiling and strategically injects new uses and experiences without compromising the striking botanical moments that visitors have come to love over the Garden’s history.

Project Information


San Antonio, Texas


Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Landscape Architecture

Awards and Recognition

LEED, Gold Certification

ASLA Texas, 2019 Honor Award

AIA Arizona, 2022 Honor Award

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design - American Architecture Award

Press and Publications

2024, Garden Party – San Antonio Botanical Garden, Texas Architect, Mar/Apr